Welcome Summer Visitors. Hopefully you are really, really enjoying our Lake. Our pristine water quality is made possible by our local towns: Schroon, Paradox, Horicon, Chester and the amazing volunteers from our three area lake associations: The Schroon Lake Association, The East Shore Schroon Lake Association and the Paradox Lake Association.
Last month, the SLA President shared what's happening:
"We are about to open our Boat Decontamination Station in Severance and Boat Launch Stations in Schroon Lake and Paradox. Our Lake Stewards have completed training and our Lake Manager and Volunteers are about to launch an unprecedented effort to test and patrol our watershed to add to 25 years of test results. The new milfoil harvest starts in June and our invasives surveillance team will soon hit the waters.
In the meantime, we are also working together with the Paradox Lake Association and ESSLA to find new grant sources for next year to help all three of us to protect our watershed. The three organizations have met together with the Supervisors of Schroon, Horicon and Chester to approach grant makers for helping us with the invasives battle in 2019 and beyond.
We are also working with the Planning Departments of Warren and Essex Counties as well as Essex and Warren County Soil and Water Commissions to help make a difference in this battle. It is exciting to gather all this energy and resources to fight this fight. We will keep you posted.
So how can you help us? You can help through volunteer efforts and your financial support.
Many thanks to the members who renewed their membership in response to our email campaign for your generous donations. If you haven't had the chance to renew yet, we will be sending out a written reminder by mail in early June. You can help to save us the effort and postage by clicking on the Schroon Lake Association website link and filling out the renewal form online. Please also consider giving a donation in addition to your membership. We expect to spend over $40,000 this year to protect out watershed and memberships make up only a small portion of that number.
Watch for our booth at many public functions giving out information and selling Hornbeck Raffle tickets.
You can help us with water sampling, raffle ticket sales, invasive siting, office work, and manning boat decontamination or launch stations. We are seeking volunteers or those willing to work at our stations for $11.04/hr.
All hands on deck! We hope to see you soon".
Mark S. Granger, President SLA